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GET INVOLVED: Volunteer with Cycle Toronto

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Cycle Toronto’s next volunteer orientation will take place on Sat Mar 22, 1-4pm! Register by tomorrow (Tues, Mar. 18) to get in.

We’re not going to making biking in Toronto better by complaining on the internet… get involved!

Please send a half-page application with the subject line “Volunteer application” to siva.v@cycleto.ca by Tues, Mar 18 for our Sat, Mar 22 orientation. In your application, please describe yourself and why you’re interested in being a Cycle Toronto volunteer. Note that volunteer applicants should be members of Cycle Toronto.

If you cannot make it in March, the next application deadline is Thurs, Apr 17 for our Tues, Apr 22 orientation.

Get all the details: Volunteer with Cycle Toronto! | Cycle Toronto.

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NEWS: Ward 30 Bikes March Newsletter

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Ward 30 Bikes holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 20 from 7 to 9 pm at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen Street East. Come out and discuss upcoming issues in the neighbourhood, including:

  • Working on ongoing improvements to cycling infrastructure, such as the Felstead Ave cut-through, and making ramp connections to the Don Valley Trail more accessible
  • Potential outreach events in 2014 in Ward 30 and beyond, including Bike Month.
  • Ongoing community planning consultations
  • Impacts of the Leslie Barns construction on people who walk and ride bikes

Read More: Ward 30 Bikes

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GET INVOLVED: Help Cycle Toronto with a Social Media Member Drive

We need your help! This month, we’re running March Membership Magic. Everyone who joins Cycle Toronto or renews their membership this month gets entered into a draw for a bike from Giant Toronto

To get the word out about the promo, I’m looking to get one tweet or Facebook post (or both!) every half hour on Tuesday, March 11. This is a method that a lot of organizations have been using lately to create virality, and it’s something we think it would be awesome to try. 

Please check out this Google doc to sign up for a timeslot, and to see some options for what you might say to your followers/friends:

This could be huge! With your help, we can make March our biggest membership month yet. As you know, we’re aiming for 3000 members by the end of 2014, and this is going to be a major part of getting there. The more members we have, the stronger our voice, and the better we can work to make this a better bike city.

 

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Write the Public Works Committee about electric scooters in bike lanes.

E-bike riders seek equality with pedal-pushing counterparts

CycleToronto has a great rundown of what the city’s proposal to allow “e-bikes” in bikelanes will mean for Toronto’s cyclists.  Be sure and click through and send an email to the Public Works Committee about why this is a misguided proposal.

This Thursday, members of Public Works & Infrastructure Committee will consider a set of recommendations to change the rules around where e-bikes are permitted in Toronto.

We’re supportive of e-bikes as an alternative to larger, less environmentally friendly motor vehicles, especially for people with impaired mobility.

We welcome Recommendation 1 to allow power-assisted bicycles which weigh less than 40kg and require pedaling for propulsion (“pedelecs”) in multi-use trails, cycle tracks and bicycle lanes.

But we’re concerned about Recommendation 2, which would allow electric scooters in all painted bicycle lanes across the City.

We support the MTO and Transport Canada addressing Recommendation 4, to split the existing power-assisted bicycles vehicle category into e-scooter and pedelec type vehicles, before the City considers the recommendation to allow them to drive in bicycle lanes.

Email details and more info: Electric scooters in bike lanes? Write Public Works now! | Cycle Toronto.

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D.C. Program to help female cyclists, others learn how to handle street harassment

This is fantastic and needed EVERYWHERE.  Can we bring something like this to Toronto?  I’ll help.

Recently, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association partnered with Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) in the District to give cyclists a safe place to vent and discuss harassment prevention and empowerment strategies, said Nelle Pierson, WABA’s coordinator of outreach programs.

“A lot of women start biking because it is empowering, but also because they can just get away from a situation,” said Zosia Sztykowski, 28, of Columbia Heights, the lead outreach coordinator for CASS, a grassroots organization dedicated to building awareness and ending sexual assault and harassment on the streets. The organization produces a blog that curates women’s experiences with street harassment. “A lot of people think street harassment happens just to them and that they’re alone,” she said.

via D.C. groups help female cyclists, others learn how to handle street harassment – The Washington Post.

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